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A Quote by Alex Steffen on environmentalism, work, and investment

There's more to being an environmentalist than occasionally signing an online petition and mailing your check to the Sierra Club. Really the most effective environmental actions you can take have to do with crafting your home and surroundings, your workplace decisions and your investment habits.

Alex Steffen

Source: Grist: Interview with Alex Steffen: http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2005/8/31/11228/0048

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert Reich on salary, wages, work, and ceo

I think it's not good for a company in terms of its own bottom line to allow too great a gulf to open up between the compensation of the boss at the top and everybody else. Because what is it that holds a company together, that makes the average worker feel that he or she is part of an enterprise that they have a common fate, that it is necessary to put in the extra mile to make sure that that company works? It's the sense that everybody is working together, that there is not too great a gulf between people at the top and people at the bottom. The best companies in this country, the best companies, try to encourage a sense of teamwork, of common enterprise, of everybody in the same boat together. You cannot do that if the CEO is earning 140 times what the average worker in that company is earning.

Robert Reich

Source: Frontline: Does America still work? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/america/interviews/reich.html

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A Quote by Alexander Kjerulf on work, job, and workplace

When we’re unhappy at work we get a lot more competitive, for one simple reason: When work doesn’t give us happiness and enjoyment we want to get something else out of it. And what else is there but compensation and promotions.

Alexander Kjerulf

Source: Top 10 Signs You're Unhappy at Work: http://positivesharing.com/2007/11/top-10-signs-youre-unhappy-at-work/

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A Quote by William J. Bennett on work, attitude, outlook, and self- respect

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.

William J. Bennett

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A Quote by jenny ann b. olalo on life, work, and friendship

spongebob: why do it today when there's tomorrow?
squidward: because today is tomorrow's yesterday!

jenny ann olalo

Source: spongebob squarepants

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A Quote by Jim Sinegal on people, work, jobs, career, business, and conscious busines

Our attitude has always been that if you hire good people and provide good wages and good jobs and more than that -- if you provide careers -- that good things will happen to your company. I think we can say that that has been proved by the quality of people that we have and how they have built our organization.

Jim Sinegal

Source: The Motley Fool: Costco's Competitive Secret: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2006/06/14/costcos-competitive-secret.aspx

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A Quote by Ray Anderson on work, business, conscious business, good business, conscious capitalism, job, and environment

I used to think that my job didn't have anything to do with the environment. Then I realized that my job, as well as everyone else's job, impacts the environment in some way. And now advocating for sustainability has become my No. 1 responsibility.

Ray Anderson

Source: Grist: Ray Matter: http://www.grist.org/comments/interactivist/2004/11/08/anderson/

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A Quote by Van Jones on green, jobs, and work

We need to send hundreds of millions of dollars down to our public high schools, vocational colleges, and community colleges to begin training people in the green-collar work of the future -- things like solar-panel installation, retrofitting buildings that are leaking energy, wastewater reclamation, organic food, materials reuse and recycling.

All the big ideas for getting us onto a lower carbon trajectory involve a lot of people doing a lot of work, and that's been missing from the conversation. This is a great time to go to the next step and ask, well, who's going to do the work? Who's going to invest in the new technologies? What are ways to get communities wealth, improved health, and expanded job opportunities out of this improved transition?

That's one component: rather than creating job-training pipelines that put these kids at the back of the line for the last century's pollution-based jobs, we need to be creating opportunities for them to be at the front of the line for the new clean and green jobs.

Van Jones

Source: An Interview with Van Jones: http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/03/20/vanjones/

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A Quote by Marc Benioff on business, good business, conscious business, employees, work, balance, and values

I believe a balanced life is essential, and I try to make sure that all of our employees know that and live that way. It’s crucial to me as a manager that I help ensure that our employees are as successful as our customers and partners.

I also think that employees these days expect less of a separation of work and personal life. That doesn’t mean that work tasks should encroach upon our personal time, but it does mean that employees today expect more from the companies for whom they work. Why shouldn’t your workplace reflect your values? Why is "giving back" not a part of our jobs? The answer for us is to integrate philanthropy with work.

When I explain our company values and the foundation to prospective employees, they realize that they have an opportunity to do much more than change the way businesses manage and share information. When you take a workforce of smart, creative, dedicated people and say "take this company time to serve your community, and bring along your coworkers, customers, and partners" great things happen.

Marc Benioff

Source: Interview with Marc Benioff: http://www.sonshi.com/benioff.html

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A Quote by Michel Gasnier O.P. on work

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"But the spirit of love which animated the two arisans raised up and sublimated the labour. Each movement of their hands from morning till night became a kind of liturgical sevice in which they offered and consercared their whole beings to God the Creator."

Michel Gasnier O.P.

Source: Joseph the Silent, Pages: 147

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